Confederate General Albert G. Jenkins' gravesite is at Spring Hill Cemetery in Huntington, West Virginia. Jenkins was originally buried at New Dublin Presbyterian Cemetery. After the Civil War, he was reinterred in Green Bottom, West Virginia, at his family home. Eventually his remains were moved to the Spring Hill Cemetery in Huntington where they remain today.
Albert Gallatin Jenkins was born on November 10, 1830. His family owned a plantation at Green Bottom in Cabell County, and were the largest slaveholders in the area. He attended school at Marshall Academy (present-day Marshall University) as well as Jefferson College and Harvard Law School. Afterwards he worked as a lawyer in Charleston. He also served in Congress from 1857 to 1861 and was a delegate at the Democratic National Convention.
When the Civil War began Jenkins sided with the Confederacy and organized the Border Rangers. Under his command the Rangers defeated a Union force at the Battle of Scary Creek in July 1861. Later he formed the 8th Virginia Calvary. Jenkins led his Confederate troops throughout the Kanawha Valley known as the Jenkins Raid and aided in the attempt to destroy the B&O Railroad as a supply line for the Union. He would eventually rise to the rank of brigadier general and lead a cavalry battalion at the Battle of Gettysburg. He also served in the Confederate Congress.
General Jenkins was mortally wounded and captured during the Battle of Cloyd’s Mountain. A Union surgeon had to operate on him and amputated his arm. Jenkins never recovered and died on May 21, 1864 in Dublin, Virginia. Initially he was interred in Dublin but later moved to the family plantation at Green Bottom. Finally he was moved to the Confederate section at Spring Hill Cemetery in nearby Huntington, West Virginia.